NewsSeptember 12, 2014 8:59 PM ET7,540 views

Northlane frontman quits band

Northlane vocalist Adrian Fitipaldes has left the band. The Australian metalcore group will now begin the search for a replacement. Here's the official word:
It is with regret that we announce that Adrian Fitipaldes has decided to leave Northlane and will no longer be our vocalist moving forward. Adrian has been a part of Northlane since our inception, but has chosen not to continue on with the band. The four remaining members of Northlane will continue to move forward, and we are looking for a new vocalist. All of our booked dates will happen as planned (either with a fill-in vocalist, or someone new), and we are still working on a new album to be released next year. Additionally we are planning to release new music by the end of the year in the form of a single. We are searching for a new vocalist, and we will be accepting submissions for a replacement. More details are below on that. Northlane is our passion and something we put every part of ourselves into. We love our fans, our music and our art more than anything, and we live for performing live and making music. Unfortunately, Adrian had found the wear and tear of Northlane and our schedule to be too stressful towards his health, both physically and mentally. What we do is not easy, it takes huge amounts of hard work and dedication, and we respect Adrian for doing what was right for him personally. However, for the rest of us, this is our lives, and our dream. We've achieved way too much so far to ever consider stopping now. As such, we will continue on with the same passion and dedication that we have put into our band since its inception. We are looking for a vocalist who is willing to dedicate themselves to our band, and to put in the same amount of work we have all put in, to dedicate their lives towards their craft and this band. We are looking for someone to be part of Northlane, who has the talent and work ethic to front our band. We are able to work with a vocalist from anywhere in the world. We are looking for someone with a unique range in their voice that can handle both our back catalogue and our plans for the future, which may include pushing their voice beyond what has been done within our band before. Northlane has always been about progression and creativity, and we want someone to help us continue in that tradition. Everyone in our band is under 25, and our energy and youthful enthusiasm is something that is important for us, so we will be looking for someone within the same age group. Being in Northlane is an incredible journey - we travel the world playing shows to thousands of incredible fans each night - and we want someone who understands and appreciates the opportunities being in this band presents. To submit for the audition process, you are required to lay down vocals over either "Quantum Flux" or "Dream Awake" taken from the instrumental deluxe edition of our last record "Singularity". We would like if you included a video of yourself performing your vocals as well, just so we can reference you doing it. Please note that we aren't looking for a carbon copy of what we have already done, we are looking for someone to show their creativity within the songs, so do what shows your voice off as best as possible. With the above included please email nlsubmissions@weareunified.com and remember to include your name, age and location as well as links to any other previous works that you'd like to show us. We know this news might be upsetting, and it might be a shock but we want to thank you for sticking by us in this tough time. All of the amazing opportunities that being in band has granted us are because of all the love and support that you amazing people all around the world have shown us. The future of Northlane is everything to the four of us, and we trust that we have fans who are willing to respect and understand where this announcement is coming from. We promise that we will find someone perfect to complete our band and that we will continue to create the best possible music and live performances we can, and we hope you can look forward to our future as much as we are. As for Adrian, we also wish him the best in everything he has planned. He has been an important part of our journey, and we wouldn't be here without him. We are extremely proud of the music we created with him, and that music will always be a part of us. We'll post a statement from Adrian in the coming days so he can connect with Northlane fans through us one last time. Thanks again for your understanding.

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anonymous 9/12/2014 6:04:24 PM

this is the worst news since 9/11


anonymous 9/12/2014 6:14:13 PM

^ legit. I actually feel bad about this though. How the fck are they supposed to find a replacement for that killer dude?


anonymous 9/12/2014 6:17:01 PM

There are more words in this departure announcement than fans for this shitty band.


anonymous 9/12/2014 6:17:58 PM

Is this where I say something about them losing control of their tour van?


anonymous 9/12/2014 6:46:36 PM

I'm gonna be the new singer


anonymous 9/12/2014 7:15:16 PM

no one cares about your band enough to justify an essay about why he's leaving lol


anonymous 9/12/2014 7:16:09 PM

'Generic screamer needed for generic djent band. Other guy was sick of living off of $10 a day'.


anonymous 9/12/2014 7:38:25 PM

"We don't need a new singer we got a guy who sings into microphones at our managers company he printed our pass poets just gonna eat a vegan pizza , sweat pants c*nt" - Josh Smith


anonymous 9/12/2014 8:27:29 PM

People who don't like northlane like terror,nuff said. Nasty monsters


anonymous 9/12/2014 8:54:43 PM

Would've been better if he had died of aids


slut 9/12/2014 9:21:31 PM

fck. I actually had hope for these idiots


Jon_Dohnson 9/12/2014 9:26:03 PM

Who quits what?


anonymous 9/12/2014 9:49:29 PM

Hunter Young bout to take that job doe


anonymous 9/12/2014 11:08:42 PM

Band is full of fairies. Koalas are stoked.


HailRussia 9/13/2014 4:40:51 AM

Shit band of gay boys. Singer quit and to fck more boys.


anonymous 9/13/2014 8:26:44 AM

Hunter Young bout to get a job doe.


anonymous 9/13/2014 8:46:29 AM

One of the few good newer bands and yeah terror sucks. This is Jeff abacabb so my opinion counts pussies.


anonymous 9/13/2014 8:54:51 AM

Band sounds shitty and boring. Kid looks twelve.


long_insured_now 9/13/2014 12:35:59 PM

Title should be "band with no future seeks talentless singer to complete lineup of talentless musicians and professional tea baggers"


anonymous 9/13/2014 1:36:06 PM

hunter young is garbage. this band is garbage. the fact they write a novel explained why the dude left is GARBAGE.


anonymous 9/13/2014 3:46:30 PM

gay, they want you to sing their gaycore songs. guess they're planning on going that way just like the contortionist. gay.


anonymous 9/14/2014 2:10:48 AM

shitty vocal covers and tryouts on youtube are stoked.


anonymous 9/14/2014 12:40:22 PM

No gosh darn care ever. Penelcore


anonymous 9/14/2014 2:36:28 PM

hunter young or nick zourafras is the ideal replacement lol. this band is ridic though, best to them


anonymous 9/14/2014 2:37:07 PM

xourafras ex stuctures?


anonymous 9/14/2014 7:44:18 PM

oxoxox gays


anonymous 9/14/2014 10:02:54 PM

i was kinda hopin... i thought screamo was dead.


anonymous 9/15/2014 11:12:33 PM

Best news


anonymous 9/16/2014 9:43:26 AM

Crafter





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